Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Ammunition Offense

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BOSTON – A Springfield man pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of ammunition.

David Cecchetelli, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition before U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris who scheduled sentencing for March 17, 2022. Cecchetelli was indicted in February 2020.

During a search of Cecchetelli’s residence in December 2019, law enforcement found ammunition in Cecchetelli’s bedroom – concealed under his mattress. Due to a prior conviction in October 2005, Cecchetelli is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

The charge of being a felon in possession of ammunition provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New England Field Division; and New Bedford Police Chief Joseph C. Cordeiro made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura J. Kaplan of Mendell’s Organized Crime & Gang Unit is prosecuting the case.

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